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Campaign Finance Law and the Citizens United Decision: A Needham Lyceum
Local attorney Bob Smart will lead a discussion about the Citizens United decision and campaign finance law in the year's first Needham Lyceum event, to be held at First Parish in Needham at 9:15 am on Sunday, October 14. The discussion will touch on public financing, limits on campaign and other expenditures, broadcast time for candidates, and other alternatives. The event is free and the public is invited.
Smart runs a law practice in Needham, where he has been involved in local politics as a town meeting member and former elected Planning Board member. He has participated in a number of national and state political campaigns, and has had a lifelong interest in politics.
The Needham Town Meeting recently adopted a resolution supporting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would return to Congress power to regulate so-called “independent expenditures”. This power was taken away by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case. Town Meeting's action was in response to a citizens petition presented by Smart and others.
First Parish is fully accessible and located just off the town square at 23 Dedham Ave (route 135). Please enter through the Lincoln Street doors and follow signs to the Lyceum. There is ample parking in the town lot off of Lincoln Street. For more information, go to www.uuneedham.org or call the Parish office at 781-444-0823.
More About First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalist
First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalist is a liberal church that welcomes all to join. The church gathers regularly to share hopes for the future and to celebrate the different religious traditions and beliefs of its members. The church recognizes the values of its members and strives toward a common goal.
The church aims to provide a spiritual home for families to grow spiritually and to provide a place to gather socially and for social justice. For additional information, be sure to visit the website provided.
Other events here
- Annual Vegetarian Pot Luck Wed, Jun 5, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm